Two familiar faces will return for the sequel to A Quiet Place when it starts filming later this year.
According to Deadline, John Krasinski will direct the follow-up to his hit 2018 horror movie, which he was already set to write, and Emily Blunt will reprise her role as Evelyn Abbott from the first film. The website reports Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe are in talks to return as Regan and Marcus Abbott, respectively.
Krasinski also posted confirmation the second film will release on May 15, 2020 to his Instagram.
A Quiet Place was set in the aftermath of an alien invasion. The film's monsters were blind and hunted using their hearing, meaning survivors had to learn to remain deathly quiet to protect themselves. The first movie ended with Krasinski's Lee Abbott dying to protect his children and his family preparing to fight back after discovering the secret to defeating the alien monsters.
While rumors indicated that the sequel would deal with other survivors, Blunt's return makes it appear likely the movie will stick with the original's core family. However, it's unclear at this time how the production will go about casting the baby Evelyn delivered at the end of the first A Quiet Place, leaving open the possibility of a time jump of some sort.
A Quiet Place was a monster success, earning $340 million worldwide on a $17 million budget. The movie picked up an Oscar nomination for Sound Editing and Blunt won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role. The movie also received praise for casting Simmonds, a deaf actor, as a deaf character. Originally, Krasinski said that he wasn't interested in returning for a sequel. However, he later had a "small idea" and eventually signed on to write the film.
Written and directed by John Krasinski, A Quiet Place 2 stars Emily Blunt and is scheduled to be released on May 15, 2020.